I have to start this out by saying I have been dying to hear this album for quite some time. ‘Leave a Whisper’ was one of the best albums to be released by any band in years. I could not wait for Shinedown to pump out there next album.
I got my hands on Us and Them about 2 weeks ago, and will admit when I first listened to it – I was not impressed, at all. It just wasnt what I was expecting somehow – and the funny thing is, I had no idea what to expect. The music then grew on me, literally – and I have to say, this album completely rocks.
I think somehow it is a little different than Leave a Whisper, but thats what bands do – they evolve just like everything else on this earth.
How anyone could give this album 1 star is beyond me, unless they have britney spears posters on there wall.
After listening to it solidly for about a week now, I cant stop listening to it. I find myself humming the tunes in my head at all times of the day.
It is different than Leave a Whisper, but I cant quite put my finger on to it as what makes it so. All I can say, is if you liked Shinedown before, give this album some time to grow on you before you toss it in the garbage.
Tracks I find great – Lady So Divine, Fake, Shed some Light, Beyond the Sun, Yer Majesty, I dare you, Save Me, Heroes – so thats like, 80% of the album. And damn, those songs all roooooock.
Thank you Shinedown for another awesome album.